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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Salter Harris Type III Frx



- Discussion:
    - usually occurs after 10 years;
    - this type of frx generally occurs when the growth plate is partially fused;
    - prognosis is poor unless there is early accurate reduction;
    - type III physeal injuries involve separations of portion of epiphysis and its associated growth plate from the rest of the epiphysis



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:25 pm